Originally posted by George P:
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I read this post with great interest Mr Pence has a fountain of engine knowledge can you help with my query please, the rear main was leaking oil, so I removed the engine to change the seal.
I noted that the bearing was coppered just in a small area on the side of the bearing. The engine was a replacement "works" factory engine, the original having dropped a valve and the engine was changed under warranty. in my ownership I have only replaced the crank damper timing chain, and fitted a 600 holley Carb. I have no engine problems as yet in 5 years of motoring, the wear is puzzling. a picture will appear in a following post, and my sincere thanks to him for his help